Monday, December 29, 2008

Out of the mouth of babes..

Tonight I heard something really funny I must share...

From a newly 7yr old:

"I need a big bowl of chips and some whack-a-moleee!"

From the 3yr old:

"My no like mack-a-moleee"

From the 19mth old:

"Snack!!! I want that!"

To translate:
We were munching on some chips & guacamole before dinner tonight. Such funny kids!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope you have a wonderful day & and even more blessed 2009!!!


Last, but never least...
Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

~Love, The Flaigs

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Another year older!!

Hannah had a great birthday party on Sat. then some yummy pie & ice cream c/o Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen on her birthday-day. It sure has been a wonderful 7yrs of mommy-hood!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Couldn't think of a clever title

Well, I'm feeling better for the most parts, thanks! My voice is mostly back, much to the kids dismay. Half the time I couldn't tell if they couldn't hear me or if they were just pretending, hubby included. =)

So, I took this morning off (stayed in bed) while the kids ran around crazy. One was playing video games or sulking b/c she was bored, one tried to watch Jurassic Park & eat cheese all day, & the littlest ran around w/out her poopy diaper on w/ a candy cane in her mouth. Yes, that is the kind of mom I am.

I did redeem myself later by doing 1 load each of laundry & dishes. =) Then my sisters came over w/ more kids & I took Christmas pics of the baby boys in all their new gear. That was fun, but my back is killing me now. Go fig!

Here is a sneak to enlarge

You touch this candy cane & somebody gets hurt!
- Cael, Jules' little boy

Why didn't y'all tell me I could shoot poke my eye out?
- Aaron, Shawna's son

Aren't they adorable!!! Gonna go get on the heating pad now. You think you can have sympathy pains for yourself 7yrs later? Today, 7yrs ago, I was 2 days overdue w/ Hannah Banana. My back feels the same right about now. Good night! =)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Flashback Friday

It's December you say?
Yep, that must be why we are sick.
No kidding! Again.

*sigh* It's like deja vu. Josie had the bark, then the fever, Livvy had it, now I have it. I feel like I'm back in Newport

That's us. =( Only I wish I had the sun on my face.

But we are on the mend! No doubt, we have a lot going on & must regain some normalcy/energy here. So, since we get sick every single December, I am reconsidering my take on the flu shot. Perhaps we can give it a try, next year. Do you have any thoughts or comments on it? Is it true once you have one you will need one every year from then on? I don't trust all common medicine/ vaccinations, though my kids get most, so I am still on the fence.

So on to the Flashback... I have recently aquired a huge & cute old picture of me! Proof that one daughter (Alivia) looks like me! Not Casey, not Josie - so much, but Me!

If you don't see the resemblance, that's okay. I will *try* to get a pic of Liv today so you can really see it. Meanwhile, I have a Christmas breakfast in the morning, company tomorrow (which means tons of cleaning), & some more dryer parts to order (whirlpool hates me!) Don't think for a second that the "real meaning" of Christmas has escaped me, or my house. Nope, after Casey's birthday (Sat.) & Hannah's birthday (Tues.), it is our wonderful Jesus' birthday on Thursday!! Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Flashback Friday - 5yrs ago

Five years ago today, Casey, Hannah, & I were living in Portland, Oregon. I woke up that morning with a strange need to call my sister, Shawna. No, we are not twins, but I just knew something was wrong. Terribly wrong. Apparently they had been trying to get a hold of me all morning (they were on the east coast.) My brother, Shawna's husband Jarrod, who was serving in Iraq, had been killed.

It was two days shy of their 1 year wedding anniversary. Just a couple weeks before, Shawna found out she was having their first daughter. To say the least, we were devastated. Casey was the first in our family to meet Jarrod. They were in training together at Ft. Knox, & they were good buddies. We introduced him to Shawna, & they hit it off right away. He loved Hannah so much, & we love his boys Jason & Jacob. What a great man. He had his flaws, we all do, but we accepted him into our family with love. Just as we welcomed his daughter 5 months after his death.

You see, I have always proudly watched my dad serve in the Army (since before I was born), but I was never scared for him. He was invincible in my mind. I guess I thought of Jarrod (& Casey) that way too. So when something like this hits home, it hits hard. Anyways, I could say a lot more, but I have tons to do, but can't afford to cry the whole day away (though I could.) So, please say a prayer for our soldiers (past & present), their families, their children, not just holidays, but everyday. Also, I am going to be looking up some good links for Christmas gifts/cards for soldiers if anyone wants to contribute with me. I know their are some families struggling, even veterans who could use our help, or maybe just a simple card to let them know we care this Christmas season.

Thanksgiving 2002


Sheridan on her 4th birthday.

God Bless!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Less-Words Wednesday


10 donated inches later....


Since I have been such a lazy blogger, here's another!